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New Rule: Parties No Longer Have to Pay Penalties Before Appealing

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 611 | 0 | 49 min read

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is showing a softer side these days by revising rules in keeping with legislation and what some insurance groups have asked for. The rules could end up saving stakeholders significantly on penalties but could also result in more appeals of citations.  One payer's summary: “The short answer is, we like the changes,” said Hiawatha Franks, manager of workers’ compensation claims for the Texas Association of School Boards, a self-insured organization. The TASB led the charge this year against proposed rules t...

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